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Green Flash West Coast IPA - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Green Flash West Coast IPAGreen Flash West Coast IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.

6,972 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,972
Reviews: 1,794
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 318
Gots: 1,133 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: xlperro on 03-26-2005

95 IBU

Prior to 2014 7.3% ABV
2014 and later 8.1% ABV
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Ratings: 6,972 | Reviews: 1,794
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4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From a 355 ml bottle into a tulip. Tasted twice over two nights.

A-A normal pour produces a one and one-half finger head of pillowy, off-white foam. The retention is pour and lacing is marginal. The brew is hazy with an amber, honey color that is slightly darker than some IPAs.

S-The smell is a pleasant mixture of orange and grapefruit, as well as some pine, resin, and a bit of light, caramel malt. The malts are mostly overwhelmed by the hops here, but they provide a bit of counterpoint the massive hop aromas. Bitterness is moderate.

T-The taste is also full of delicious hop notes from tropical citrus to dank and piney. The brew opens with orange, tangerine, grapefruit citrus flavors and transitions to a drying, bitter, herbal finish. The finish is impressively long. Hops mostly overwhelm caramel malts, but the beer is not entirely out of whack.

F-The feel is soft and dank with a moderately oily feel. Carbonation is on the lighter side.

O-This may not be my favorite IPA, but this brew certainly stacks up well against the best of them. The mixture of hop flavors is really impressive with sweet citrus flavors blending into more bitter, herbal, pine flavors. The finish is also quite impressive for its staying power. My criticisms are minor and go mostly to looks, but I can get over them pretty easily to sip on this hop bomb of an IPA.

Edited once to correct a scoring error.

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Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
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